Archives for June 2013

Announcing our volunteer opportunities!

As part of a broader effort to raise community awareness in 2013, Skillpoint Alliance has launched new volunteer opportunities for Central Texas community members. We've always relied on our community to help us support our graduates and participants and we're taking it a step further by inviting our fellow citizens to donate their time directly to those deserving folks. First, we'd like to answer a few questions: What would I do as a volunteer? It depends. Every program has in-class and Continue Reading >

Adult Workforce Council Panel To Tackle Veterans’ Hiring Issues Next Month

  READY TO SERVE: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM VETERAN TO THE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE, AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE HIRING RSVP Veteran Panel Meetng July 16th, 2013 2-4PM Austin Chamber of Commerce Panelists will discuss the transition from military to civilian workforce, benefits to employers hiring, how to find skilled veterans to meet employers' needs, training programs and benefits available to veterans and other frequently cited barriers to getting veterans into the workforce. CONFIRMED Continue Reading >

New Report Details Importance of STEM Skills

A new report from the Brookings Institution indicates that science, technology, engineering and math skills are needed for more than just high-tech professionals and engineers. By expanding the definition of a "STEM job" to any job that requires specialized knowledge in one of those fields, the report found: 50 percent of STEM jobs do not require a degree. These include "blue-collar" and technical work. STEM jobs comprise 20 percent of all jobs in the U.S. economy, a share that has doubled Continue Reading >